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that won't absorb the moisture that sometimes is spilled on there. these are going to be great vehicles, not only for the drivers to drive through our cities safely and for customers for residents who need a more modern fleet of vehicles to serve them as we attract more customers. this is where the economy has picked up and certainly the financial situation from munis is improving as they make more investments. these are the proper investments to do. they are cleaner and hydro electric. we are using the money responsibly matched up with local monies. these are great investment. this is just the time, the manufactures ake a
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take a long time in delivering these buses. but we'll see in the near future, the replacement of some 60 trolley cars that will bring street cars into the similar level of standard that we want. we are reif refurbishing as we speak. you see not only a modern aspect to them. you see the bike racks in front because munis is about multi-ways of transportation. it not just stopping at destination to other destination. they can take other forms of transportation. these vehicles have arrived in a timely way. we have major events that will bring thousands more people into our city whether they are going to the concerts in our
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golden gate park or they are going to america's cup beginning next month all the way through september -- or they are making game day trips to the park. this will get people all around the city where they need to be and these will be the standard that we have for the future beginning now. i'm proud for munis and the commission and they are working with dpw. speaking about dpw, muhammad and i worked together and we literally saw people who realized the second the bus arrives they can't eat on the bus. so where do they toss it? if they weren't looking or realized there was a trash can next to them as most bus stops
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do have them. they were irresponsible. we literally saw people tossing things as they got on boarding the buses. that's not good behavior. obviously we need to do a lot more education. we need to end that practice and we need to keep and attitude, a very spirit of keeping our public assets clean and beautiful as you see them today. this is what these buses ought to look like a few years from now. we know they won't, but we need to keep that attitude in the city, not only with our youth but everybody in the city of all ages we see them discarding waste material onto the streets. we have a crew of people picking these up and reminding folks. we wanted to change things. that is part of using the giant sweep in the world ferries that we can use that spirit. i want to thank
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rachel gordon and the whole public works for using the giant sweep theme. today we have over 10,000 kids who signed that pledge. that pledge means they will personally take responsibility for their actions. so think about it. they will involve their families and talk to people. this campaign, larry said it's one of the best campaigns they have seen because they love all the players that associate themselves with the giant sweep. of course today we have somebody that i felt, when we connect up and this is where muhammad and ed riis skin is doing to connect everything. we love our arts and we are engaging some of our street artist to be part of it. sweeping i believe is here today. he's one of our sales
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people for this pitch but he's going to be with us and i think you will find at some of the bus stops that we encourage some of the street artist to perform in they are going to find a medium without a word of negativity and they will point out why are you doing that? they will have an attitude for our assets and bus stops and all the other places. i want to thank dpw again for the giant sweep campaign that they are doing and again reminding people we are a world class city. we ought to have that world class attitude. you look at some of the cities across the country i have had the opportunity to travel through. the streets are very clean and
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get reminded that we all have to contribute in every part of our city. that same attitude in every city is the last point i want to make today. june 6, almost 10 days ago, there was a very bad incident that occurred. a shooting occurred of someone firing into one of our buses. as horrible as that is, and we can talk all day long, everything from gun violence to violence in itself to youth violence, we are doing everything we can to prevent that. while we are doing that in the community, there are individuals that want to cease the moment and make our community safe. on that
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particular day, rather that run away from the incident, there was concern for a passenger on one of our munis buses and the driver acted very responsely that they got out of harms way and drove to the hospital to get attention to one of the passengers that was strayed by a bullet. this driver is a san francisco resident, 14 years experience in the city, has demonstrated year in and out with her fantastic driving record. button this moment, she acted way beyond the call of her daily duties and demonstrated heroic effort in making sure everybody on that bus was safe and getting that particular injured passenger to some services. i want to today to take a moment to not only
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recognize the buses in the city, but to take a special moment to recognize and thank the good samaritan for this year and that's phylica anderson. you are really are a great demonstration. not only a loyal employee but one that has act out of very good concern for the public. it's something that we hope we have the guts to do when the moment happens. you do have the guts. you have a love for this city and i want to give you this good samaritan award for your heroic efforts. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> i just want to thank god
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that no one was seriously hurt. thank you. [ applause ] >> she says she wants to be the first one to drive one of these new buses. >> thank you felicia, an extraordinary act that shows incredible courage and quick thinking and compassion. one thing i have come to realize in this job is that munis bus drivers and train operators, all operators have an extra extra ordinary difficult job, with what's going on in the bus and the traffic with the streets and with events like
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you just heard about, it's a very difficult job and the great majority of them do it extraordinary well. we have professionals like felicia that do this when we have that kind of professionalism and excellence. thank you again for your great work. [ applause ] >> so, the mayor referred to these buses as investments and that's exactly what they are. they are investment in the transportation system. while everybody has lots of ideas about what munis should do and mta should do and we all want great things to happen, it's about a community investment to direct where the funds are going to go and according to
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rules and that leadership comes from the mta board of directors. they are the ones allocating the resources to best serve the needs of this city. now i would like to introduce the great member of the board to come and speak on behalf of the board. >> mr. mayor lee, good morning. i want to thank my colleagues here this morning. we've all been together on this and we work very well together to keep the whole city moving. i want to thank the director of transportation. lots of things are happening in this city. a lot of things are planning for the future. but this is so exciting because this is something that people can actually see. they will see it and ride it and enjoy it from
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the moment the service begins. thank john hailey for this experience. i'm glad to be part of the mta. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you, mr. mr. chairman. i had the pleasure of working with him. we are very grateful to have his partnership in helping us keep these buses. i love the mayor's challenge at least i heard of the challenge that years down the road we should look at these buses to look as good as they do today. we have support from all of san francisco to keep these great investments to continue to look good. the other one is our
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transit director john daleey who has spent a lot of time to get these buses to hit the streets as soon as possible in a way that they will be providing great service for us for the next decade and more. to tell you a little bit more about the specifics of the buses i want to welcome job to -- john, to say a few words. >> thank you, everyone for coming. just a couple things to point out. we heard about the investment. one of the things about our bus fleet is it carries 3/4 of our rider ship. 7,000 trips a day are done on our bus fleet. this is the transportation for the city. it's clearly a billion dollar investment just in our bus fleet. you heard some of the features today. this has additional safety features both on the outside of the bus. it
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has state of the art cameras, not only to help with toll lanes and exclusive transit lanes only but to see everything on the bus. cameras on the outside to help guide the drivers as numerous people have said we've worked closely with all the constituents and stake holders to design this bus. the number one cause of munis delay. we are having these buses roll on the streets as opposed to hit the streets. we want rolling. this is a big step for us but only the first one. as you heard of other programs the help of the mayor, his administration, our board analyzed -- and the leadership of ed. this is going to make a
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difference in moving us forward. i will be happy to tell you more about the buses but more anxious for to you see them and take a ride. this is a collective effort and also we all own a stake in this bus and we are going to need everyone's help to work together to keep the fleet the best in the nation. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you. i want to thank everyone, all the stake holders that worked hard to get us here today and i want to thank the leaders who were behind us who are not here but made this possible. i think we are ready to cut the ribbon and see the buses roll onto the street. thank you for coming. [ applause ]
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>> okay. 3, 2, 1. let's roll em. [ applause ] ♪
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welcome to lunch. welcome to lunch at city hall well, as you all know your food trucks are here there are here every friday. we're welcoming them and we are just welcoming all the other business the brick and mortar for one area were there are here to join supervisor wiener and ion some good piece of legislation. there's been a movement that we welcomed in the city and, of course, the incredible investments that people have made when we started their restaurants from the brick and mortar and over the couple of past couple of years we want
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this to work for everybody. one of the supervisors who always has his hand up for the hardest assignment is supervisor wiener. it's about two years; right? scott that you worked and have had hundreds of conversations as well as with the off the gate members as well to kind of getting a simple way of how do we get to live together with each and how do we get dw to permit those establishments in a fashion that's sensitive to everybody. and now we have to the great work of the supervisor wiener and a collaboration with all
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even public works we have a decent ordinance to allow the great room to happen and the collaboration to bring everybody together. it's a wonderful example of something that would have gone haywire if not for a good piece of leadership. it's a good weekend to celebrate but on this piece of legislation i want to thank supervisor wiener for all pious persistence to get all the parties together to constant say let's keep working until we have an agreement. it's taken two years but it's worth it when i have an industry that's growing but you pay
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respect for the great folks in brikt in motor. i want to thank even for the hard work they're doing. with that supervisor wiener (clapping) >> thank you, mr. mayor. it was about two years ago that with he saw that was a lot of potential chaos going on with argue brick and mortar restaurants and our food trucks. and, you know, we're a city that values food innovation and having great food for consumers. we take a look at it and found our regulations and our laws regulating food trucks were out-of-date. so we sat down and it took two years work with the food trucks and the brick and mortar drifks
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and how the system should be set up. we came up with a set of rules that will have a better balance in terms of how we do this permitting process. so the food trucks won't be in front of the restaurants. we made it easier for food trucks to go into areas that they're currently not loud by reducing the buffer around schools that was 3 blocks in all directions and allowing the food trucks on campuses. i want to thank the golden date restaurants association and the managers of the association and the parents for lunch advocates
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who flarptd a great way. i want to have a special shout out to my aid who's taking a well deserved day off today but was incredible in help. we got it through unanimously through the board and i'm looking forward to the mayor signing it today.
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>> all right. done >> hello, my name is jamie harper. in this episode, we are featuring the park locations in your very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special.
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golden gate park's largest body of water is this lake, a popular spot for strolling and paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed foreboding and -- for boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flores. a pleasant trail follows the perimeter past huntington falls, 110 foot waterfall. two bridges connect the trail to the island. the climb to the hills summit, the highest point in golden gate park at more than four hundred feet. you can get quinces of the western side of the city through -- glimpes of the western side of city through a
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thick trees. the lake is ada accessible. it has a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy a warm day. walk along the lake and watched many ducks, and swans, and seagulls. it is a tranquil spot to stroll, enjoy each other's company, and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around the lake, floating under the bridges, past the pavilion and waterfall. for a quiet getaway, it makes for a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, this grove is the place to wear your hiking boots, bring your family, and bring the dog because it has so much to offer
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you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the part is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy this base and the history behind it. the diversity that exists in such an urban city, the concrete, the streets, cars, we have this oasis of a natural environment. it reminds us of what san francisco initially was. >> this is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available to get you there easily. and the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. there is also a natural lake.
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this is your chance to stroll and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is the place to find some solitude from the city and appreciate what you share with a wonderful breath of fresh air. , an experienced this park and enjoy the peoples, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved one hand in hand. located in the middle of pacific heights on top of a hill, lafayette park offers a great square a of a peaceful beauty. large trees border greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football, frisbee, and picnics.
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it is very much a couple's part and there are a multitude of experiences you can have together. bring your dog and watch the mean go with the community or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all of the park has to offer. many couples find this is the perfect place to put down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place you can share with someone you cherish. it is located along the 1 and 10 buses and is accessed from the 47 and 90 buses. it is ada accessible. for more information about reserving one of these locations, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair building. for any athletic fields and neighborhood parks, 831-5510.
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you can also write us. or walking in and say hello at old lock cabin, golden gate park. and of course you can find more information and reach us at sfrecpark.org.
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